Hiring Wage: $13.95/hr
Closing Date: Until Filled
Application Materials: Apply online at adacounty.id.gov/jobs
About Us: Ada County is a rewarding place to work. As an Ada County employee, you will serve in your communities, contributing to making Ada County a great place to live. Ada County employees are given opportunities for advancement and career growth as well as a generous Benefits Package for benefit-eligible employees including paid parental leave, competitive health, dental, and vision insurance, PERSI retirement plan, and much more.
Conducts routine cooking and preparation of meals on a large scale, performs routine cleaning activities in the kitchen area and related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The Cook I performs simple and routine work under general supervision and according to pre-defined guidelines.
· Prepares meals and sack lunches for residents;
· Follows standardized recipes, production records and portion control to maintain cost, inventory, and nutrient requirements;
· Documents all daily paperwork, including production sheets, point of service tray count sheets for each program and for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks;
· Documents and follows Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) procedures in the areas of: purchasing, receiving, storing, preparing, cooking, serving, holding, cooling and reheating;
· Ensures that storage areas, both refrigerated, frozen and dry, are maintained at proper temperatures;
· Cleans and sanitizes kitchen area and equipment;
· Counts and secures all potentially dangerous kitchen utensils;
· Attends daily staff briefings;
· Stocks storeroom;
· Assists in freight deliveries.
· Performs related functions as required.
· High School diploma or equivalent;
· Completion of standard high school/trade school course with instruction in institutional cookery or any equivalent combination of education and experience;
· Minimum six (6) months experience in the preparation and cooking of food on a large scale;
· Knowledge of basic math skills, cooking terms and measurement equivalents;
· Knowledge of health and sanitation regulations, principles and practices as they relate to food service;
· Skill in the preparation of meals;
· Ability to understand and follow verbal and written directions;
· Ability to keep daily records;
· Ability to work with culturally diverse populations;
· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and managers;
· Ability to clean the kitchen and kitchen equipment in an institutional setting;
· Ability to use sharp instruments safely.
· The incumbent of this position must conform to all health and sanitation regulations;
· Must adhere to the Code of Ethics for Detention Staff;
· This position has been designated safety sensitive and therefore the incumbent is subject to random drug testing.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
· Must be able to do repeated hand and arm movements, chopping, lifting, reaching over head, standing for extended periods of time, able to bend, stoop, use a step stool and work on wet slippery surfaces, able to work around extreme heat and steam in the cooking area;
· Must have sufficient physical ability to: stock food; prepare, cook and serve proper meals and clean the kitchen and kitchen equipment;
Must have sufficient physical ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds.
Employee Benefits: Ada County recognizes that employees are our most valuable asset. We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to benefit-eligible employees designed to support the health, wellness, and long-term financial stability of our employees and their families. Visit us at adacounty.id.gov/Human-Resources/Employee-Benefits to view details regarding our benefits package, including: paid parental leave, healthcare benefits, retirement benefits, and more!